This design was requested by a young lady turning 12. She found a picture of a purse that she loved in an old magazine touting the "300 most popular purses at Neiman Marcus this year" or some such. I searched the web for a long time to try to find this purse, but alas. She and her mom did a great job of drawing it from memory, the mom bought the feathers from Michaels, and I did my best to reproduce it. I happen to love the design, and think it could translate into all kinds of awesome purse cakes in the future.
This same birthday girl requested a cake decorating class from moi for herself and her 3 girlfriend party-goers on her big day. How could I refuse? The pictures of their resulting cakes are below.